As is well known, the Geforce RTX 4070 Ti came onto the market in January in custom designs from the board partners, but apparently a reference design as a Founders Edition (FE) was also being considered, as newly emerged images should prove.
New photos of a Geforce RTX 4070 Ti have been published on Twitter, which, as is well known, was initially announced as the RTX 4080 12GB and was not published as a reference design aka Founders Edition under the new name after Nvidia’s withdrawal. This applies at least with regard to the cooler designs of the board partners, because the board now photographed has reported similarities to (semi) custom variants from manufacturers such as Inno3D or PNY, but with a slightly differently shaped C-cut Videocardz.com.
While the Founders Edition never landed on shelves, there is ample evidence that such plans existed before, according to the report. The photos of the designated RTX 4070 Ti FE shared by @KittyYukko on Twitter are said to indicate a reference cooler with two fans. There are similarities to an RTX 4070 FE photographed last autumn.
RTX 4070 Ti without FE
According to the rumor mill, Nvidia currently has no plans to launch one of the models as a Founders Edition in the form originally intended, according to the wording on Videocardz.com. Experience has shown that this seems unlikely, especially with the 4070 Ti at this point in time after the release, while the actual 4070 without Ti will ultimately only come in April.
It was recently said that there should be a distributed release of Founders Edition and custom designs on April 12th and 13th. Regardless, the new images seem to confirm that Nvidia initially considered such an option for the RTX 4070 Ti as well, but then decided to only rely on partner designs.